Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard posted 51 points in their 124-107 win over Utah Jazz – continuing a scoring run that has seen him average 48.8 over the past six games.
Lillard has scored at least 36 points every game during his run, which started with 61 points against the Golden State Warriors on 21 January.
“I’ve never been in this type of rhythm in my life,” point guard Lillard said.
“You figure out what makes you at your best and I’ve found that space.”
He added: “I’ve stepped up my preparation – getting more sleep, getting off my feet, hydrating – things to make myself feel good about myself, my life, and do things to give myself the best chance on the court.”
Saturday night’s points haul was his fourth 50-point game of the season, with the home fans at the Moda Center giving him a standing ovation and chanting “MVP” at the end.
He has also become the first pla